What happens when your employer (or potential employer) is pleading "tough times?" There are other factors besides compensation that can influence the final numbers.
Nurses and non-nurses make the best roommates. Why? Because you never have to fight over bathroom time, you never have to worry about sharing kitchen space, and you never get sick of spending too much time together.
During my 3.5 years on the unit, I have watched (with great pleasure) my coworkers taking honeymoons and staying home for months on maternity leave with their new family additions. As a single girl I’m embracing my own non-maternity leave (that’s leave without the pregnancy part).
I’ve blogged about how I felt that unions are only out for one thing, that is to increase the power of the union. Not the power of its members, the nurses, but the power of the union leaders. But…now I’m a union member.